Heimtextil 2009 Speakers, Bedding Certificate Training Course Announced

The upcoming edition of Heimtextil Frankfurt — the international trade fair for home and contract
textiles, presented by Frankfurt-based Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH — will feature a variety of
leading speakers during the four-day series, “Let’s Talk About It,” to be held Jan. 14-17, 2009.

The “Let’s Talk About It” lecture series is an opportunity for manufacturers, dealers and
designers to exchange information about the latest developments in the bedding sector. The first
subject area, “Eco Luxury — Green Business — Innovation” will cover sustainability in textiles. The
speakers will include experts from organizations such as Switzerland-based Schoeller Technologies
AG, Germany-based Hohenstein Institutes and the Advisory Committee of the Government of the United
Arab Emirates, among others.

On January 16 and 17, dealers and retailers will have the opportunity to obtain the
Heimtextil Bedding Certificate by participating in lectures and workshops. The Heimtextil Bedding
Certificate is a supplementary qualification supported by Germany-based LDT Nagold – Specialist
Academy for Textiles and Shoes, the Federation of German Textile Retail Trade, the Association of
the German Down and Feather Industry, and the Germany-based Chemical Fibre Industrial Association.

December 9, 2008